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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 06-03-10, 02:04 PM   #151
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nice. i love old fujis.
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Interesting to see that the fg/ss folks also have some of the nicest geared bikes and vintage rides.
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Old 06-03-10, 07:13 PM   #154
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My Bottecchia, love riding this bike. Pedals are off because I haven't bought a second set of clipless for my fixed gear yet.
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Old 06-03-10, 07:16 PM   #155
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I lusted after one of those as a young man. Very nice.
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Old 06-03-10, 09:36 PM   #157
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1994 Specialized Allez Pro w/ full Shimano 600





And the fixed gear and Allez together for comparison
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Old 06-03-10, 10:07 PM   #158
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All the above are IGH bikes which share with SS/FG in only having 1 chainring and 1 rear cog. Also no forum for them. Note too that two are IGH conversions from SS and FG bikes.

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1988 50th Anniversary Schwinn Paramount:

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Old 06-17-10, 07:42 PM   #160
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No photo's as yet, but I ride an old 21-speed Giant cross bike which is solid but unremarkable and a three-speed mama-chari with a seat on the front for my son.

It's great to see some of the beautiful bikes here that people genuinely enjoy riding and look after. Too often when you ask people what bikes they ride the conversation degenerates into a p***ing contest.
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Interesting to see that the fg/ss folks also have some of the nicest geared bikes and vintage rides.
totally man! This whole page is blowing my mind!!
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Old 06-17-10, 11:46 PM   #163
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Forrest the folding fixed gear became Forrest the folding five speed this past weekend... am loving the set up and range I have and will be adding a second chain ring to make the bike tour worthy.

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Forrest the folding fixed gear became Forrest the folding five speed this past weekend... am loving the set up and range I have and will be adding a second chain ring to make the bike tour worthy.
Mercy. See sig. What size wheels?
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Old 06-18-10, 01:02 AM   #165
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Wheels are 406... running a 1.85 in the rear @ 80 psi for it's better suspension qualities and a 1.35 up front @ 100 psi for speed and handling.

Gear range is 40-76 with a 52 tooth ring and a 13-24 block.
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Old 06-18-10, 08:40 AM   #166
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I wish my Specialized looked as nice as some of the bikes in here, I hate the gray/mustard combo. But at least it rides well. I just bought the nashbar threaded carbon for to replace the alu direct drive fork(which will be replacing the hi-ten (possibly bent) POS fork on the fixed gear).

65er, do you have any recommendations for taping frames or forks, so as to protect the frame? I'm going to tape the original fork from the Allez when I switch it over because 1) I want to keep it from getting too dinged up and 2) the color will look goofy.

I've heard gaffer tape but don't really know where to pick it up and I don't want to buy online.
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Old 06-18-10, 08:49 AM   #167
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is that red GT an aggressor or a palomar? i used to have an aggressor but i sold it. remorse ever since.

oh, and that moots chorus is making my balls sweat.


here's my newest mod to the roadie:

streamliner road dlx

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Old 06-18-10, 10:32 AM   #168
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backwards decals?
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Old 06-18-10, 11:27 AM   #169
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I'm guessing a webcam pic.
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Forrest the folding fixed gear became Forrest the folding five speed this past weekend... am loving the set up and range I have and will be adding a second chain ring to make the bike tour worthy.

love the drops
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Old 06-18-10, 08:11 PM   #171
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Old 06-18-10, 09:57 PM   #173
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What's the weight of the Waterford?
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Comfy. Fast. Took it on a 220km ride last weekend, doing a double century on it next weekend.

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yes, the nondriveside decals are mirrored. inspired by japanese tuning companies that didn't want to mess up the design elements by flipping text...


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nope, just a crappy point and shoot.

the new addition of course is the rack so i can hold the panniers.
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